As God’s people escaped slavery in Egypt they faced new dangers and uncertainties. Many complained, even wished to go back, but even when all looked hopeless, God created a new future for them. We belong to that same God who, despite our fears and complaints, is still creating a new future for us.
Worship this week:
Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
September 27-28, 2014 Rescue at the Sea
God’s people, Israel, were slaves in Egypt for over 400 years. They prayed for deliverance. Finally, God heard and answered their prayers. God sent Moses to help free the people from slavery.
Once set free from Egypt, the people fled. But Pharaoh changed his mind, and set out after the people with the plan of bringing them back to Egypt. When the people came to the Red Sea, it appeared they were trapped. But God held Pharaoh’s armies back with pillars of fire and cloud. Then God parted the sea with a strong east wind so that the dry land appeared, and the people crossed safely. God allowed Pharaoh’s armies to follow, then clogged their chariot wheels to slow down their pursuit long enough to trap them in the seabed. Once trapped, God released the waters and the armies were drowned and washed away. God’s people were truly free. God had delivered them from slavery.
Read:Follow the stories of God’s continued faithfulness to the people, despite their complaining and lack of faith.
Sunday, Exodus 14:10-14, 21-29, Rescue at Sea
Monday, Exodus 15:1-21, Songs of Moses and Miriam
Tuesday, Exodus 15:22-27, Bitter Water Made Sweet
Wednesday, Exodus 16:1-21, Bread from Heaven
Thursday, Exodus 17:1-7, Water from the Rock
Friday, Exodus 17:8-16, Amalek Attacks Israel and Is Defeated
Saturday, Exodus 18:13-27, Jethro’s Advice
How did God respond to the people’s requests and their complaining?
- What is your community enslaved to? (technology, peer pressure, economy?) How might God deliver you and your community from enslavement to these things?
Do: Free yourself of one thing that entraps you this week. If you are a slave to your schedule, remove some events to make time for yourself and God.